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Here’s how to help if you find a bird in need of care.

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Caring for sick and injured wild birds in Cornwall

Rescue and rehabilitation in Mousehole for almost 100 years

Set high atop the cliffs overlooking the picturesque Cornish fishing village of Mousehole, Mousehole Wild Bird Hospital Cornwall provides a safe haven for over 1,000 wild birds every year. We provide care and support for many different species of bird – from herring gulls to robins, from magpies and crows to pigeons and doves.

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Mousehole Wild Bird Hospital

Our current facilities

We have come to the end of our stay at our temporary site in Gulval. We again would like to say a big thank you to Growing Links- The Community Garden who lent us the field which allowed us to reopen in time to care for this year’s young gulls. This has allowed us to care for 279 birds.

As many of you are aware, our site over on Raginnis Hill, Mousehole had to be closed for 12 months after an Avian Influenza (bird flu) outbreak. We have since followed all DEFRA-mandated requirements and now have access back to this site. Our gulls that were not ready for release at Gulval are happily ensconced in their aviaries.

We are working hard to get Mousehole back up to standard after such a long time away and have some exciting refurbishment plans coming up. As such, we are only able to take in seabirds that have been seen and referred by a veterinary practice for rehabilitation. All patients currently in our care will continue to be looked after until ready for release.

Do you have a bird that is sick, injured, orphaned or oiled?

Your local vet has an obligation to provide first aid to wildlife for free. If you email or send us a message via social media we can give you a log number (particularly for Rosevean Vets, Penzance) also.

Please see www.helpwildlife.co.uk for your nearest rescue, whilst we are temporarily closed.

Thank you to all our followers for the support over the last few months. We are very grateful for everything and are happy to be back at our home site.

To find out how to support us, please click below for more information.

Injured Birds

Here’s how to help if you find a bird in need of care.

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We offer a membership scheme for our visitors. We are in the process of updating our membership schemes and will post further information in Winter 2023. Please do keep checking back for further information.

In the meantime, the best way to show your support for Mousehole Wild Bird Hospital Cornwall is by making a donation.

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Sloping bath time 🛁

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An interview with our Chair of the board of trustees, Jeremy at Coast FM

Recently Jez at CoastFM interviewed our Chair Jeremy to learn more about the important work we do in helping wild birds in Cornwall (and beyond). If you would like to […]

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